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PADI Discover Scuba® Diving Experience

Have you ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater. If you want to find out but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you'll learn how to use scuba equipment starting in the shallow end of the pool and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

The Fun Part

There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to – after all, human beings weren't designed to do that – but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge instructors have with the Discover Scuba Diving program is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the program is over. The fun part? It's all fun! Plus, you can get credit! If you love your Scuba experience, and we know you will, you can apply the entire fee towards your next step of becoming a certified diver.

What You Learn

You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of one of our awesome PADI Professionals. One thing you'll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and whether you like doing that or not. You will:

  • Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it
  • Find out what it's like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there
  • Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step
The Scuba Gear You Use

All the equipment you will need is typically included in a Discover Scuba Diving experience. You'll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask , snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensating jacket that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply. You might also wear a scuba wetsuit or a weight system depending on which pool you are in and local temperatures.

The Learning Materials You Need

Just your willingness and undivided attention.  Just bring your bathing suit and a towel and be ready to wear a big smile!


To take Discover Scuba Diving, you must be at least 10 years old.  (Children 8 years old and up may participate in our Bubblemaker Program)

There will be a little paperwork to fill out, including a simple medical questionnaire.

Your Next Adventure

Once you complete a Discover Scuba Diving program, you'll want to check out: our Open Water Diver certification courses.